Americans in India alerted of high terror threat

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Americans in India advised to stay wary
Washington, Jan 30: United States has issued yet another travel advisory alerting its citizens travelling to or in India to stay wary as the country faces high terror threat.

“The Department of State alerts U.S. citizens to ongoing security concerns in India. The U.S. government continues to receive information that terrorist groups may be planning attacks in India," the US State Department said in a statement on its website.

The state department's latest advice came on Friday, Jan 29, exactly one month after its previous one.

The recent advice replaces the travel alert dated Dec 29, 2009 that expired on Apr 30, 2010.

Referring to the 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks during which Americans and other foreigners were targeted by the terrorists, the statement said, "The November 2008 attacks in Mumbai provide a vivid reminder that hotels, markets, and other public places are especially attractive targets for terrorist groups. US citizens are urged always to practice good security, maintain a heightened situational awareness and a low profile."

“US citizens are advised to monitor local news reports and consider the level of security present when visiting public places, including religious sites, or choosing hotels, restaurants, entertainment and recreation venues," the State Department statement added.

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